Wednesday, November 29, 2006

First Names and Success

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but would a businessperson without a popular first name be as likely to savor the smell of success in the executive suite?

Maybe, because success is mainly merit-based, but a common name doesn't hurt, according to research by Lee McPheters, senior associate dean with the W. P. Carey School of Business. To his surprise, McPheters found that six names accounted for 35 percent of the highest-paid executives in Phoenix. The names are, in order: Robert, John, Steve, Richard, Donald and William.

Read the rest here.

Unfortunately, the Frank Zappa family names Moon Unit and Dweezel did not make the list.

[HT: BusinessPundit ]

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